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We Are Nearly 11 Months Into Using The HiBook As a Server And It is Still Great! :HiBook News Edition, Oh Hell 30?

By Tim

So after almost 11 months of testing I have reached several conclusions on the Chuwi HiBook tablet. They are exactly what one would expect from a pretty damned great, better specs tablet these days and that is, if you want a great  10 inch class, Dual Boot, tablet, buy one of these!

I am uncertain if you can find the original HiBook like this one but the Pro is better has a better display and a larger battery. The 10.1 inch screen on the original version is bright and to be frank, quite stunning when watch movies! It has it glitches here and there, but over all it is an incredible buy if you can find one on a flash sale at either Gearbest or Banggood.

The battery life is good and it can easily function as a notebook if you get the add on keyboard or use a Bluetooth keyboard available almost anywhere. I do like the K480 Logitech,  but there are a lot of decent Bluetooth keyboards available these days. Grab yourself an OTG adapter and you can use any wireless mouse out there.

No it isn’t a gaming machine, although N.O.V.A 3 does work well in Android. But if you are buying a 10 inch tablet for gaming I personally think you need to get a life.

The HiBook is certainly not as nice as the Hi12, but it is lighter, the ram runs faster, (BIOS tweak), and it doesn’t have nearly as many glitches as the Chuwi Hi12 that I am typing this article on. The HiBook has a USB C port the Hi12 doesn’t. On the flip side the Hi12 has  2 full size USB ports, 1 x 2.0 the other 1 x 3.0.  I am not entirely thrilled with USB C because it means if you have some older devices to connect you need to have an adapter.

The bottom line is that I am totally happy with both of the tablets we have here for testing and  including any adapters  and the super fast ComFast WiFi dual-band adapter I purchased, I am still about  $500-700 dollars below the cost of a single MicroCrap or Apple product, and yeah Samsung also!

That is all for now,

Tim

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It Is Saturday and Once Again Time For The HiBook News: Today, Interesting Videos And a Rare WiFi Glitch

By Tim

Things here at HiBook Labs have been running quite smoothly all week and I have managed to share a few great videos on several great tablets recently.

Later today I will be posting another video from Chis over at Techtablets.com on the internals of the Chuwi LapBook 12.3. But that will come a bit later this afternoon. I am seriously liking this little laptop/notebook!

The only issue I have had with the HiBook in the past 7 days was this morning when I switched the server back to it from the Chuwi Hi12. It ran for about one hour and then the WiFi simply dropped. So the server was down for about 2 hrs. Not a big deal, but it does do that on rare occasions. The only way to get the WiFi adapter running again is a shutdown and a restart.  It has happened perhaps 3 times since I have been abusing it as a server.  Of course it only happens when I am at work and can’t reset it, but considering my web server/tablet cost me only $184 that makes it a non-issue.

The Hi12 is still rock solid as my daily driver and can  still be found on Gearbest for a mere $219 for about 1 more day!

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: An Un-Boxing And Initial Impressions of The Apple 2017 12 inch MacBook

By Tim

As a PC user I am not at all thrilled with Apple products, but I know they do have a loyal following so this review of the 2017 MacBook is probably important to them. Unfortunately although this appears to be a great device, it lacks connectivity with only a single USB-C port.

Sure it has a great build, but only using a single USB-C port is sort of like building a finely crafted, overpriced, automobile and forgetting to put in more than one door…just my personal opinion.

However the review does show all the good points of this device, so I would ignore my opinions and watch the video! This one is from Andrew at AMDTechReviews and as usual is quite well done!

I myself am more excited about the upcoming review that Andrew will be doing on the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, which is a pretty decent device and currently available for $319.

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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Just a Few Thoughts on The Hi12, BlueTooth Keyboards and Some Great Review Channels on YouTube (Video)

By Tim

Tonight I was at a loss on what to post, so I decided we needed another video. Of course Microsoft decided that I needed a reboot in the middle of uploading the aforementioned video, but it appears to be on its way right now.

This video is nothing special, just shot on the Hi12, in Flashback 5 and shared at the lower 720p resolution. However, I do go over some of my thoughts on the Hi12 and of course there is a bonus…wait for it.

I have added a  few plugs for what I consider to be the two best places on YouTube to find reviews of tablets, laptops and notebooks. They both also do some smartphone reviews although I would never pay for any of the latest smartphones, because in general they are overpriced beyond sanity! That and my BLU Studio Energy2 still gets 4+ days of battery life with a Super AMOLED screen!

I do offer a bit of constructive criticism about what I see as silly tests such as expecting a notebook with a screen that weighs about the same as the keyboard to open with one finger. That is a pet peeve of mine, because the laws of physics say that won’t happen, yeah it is that whole leverage/arm and moment thing unless the notebook has a crap hinge! I have posted a follow up that will appear here shortly but has yet to be published. It will be available at this link and later on  this site.

Incidentally the Chuwi Hi12 is still available on flash sale at gearbest for $219!

That is pretty much all I have for this evening,

Tim

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PSA: Gearbest Offering Both the HiBook Pro and Hi12 Tablets at Excellent Prices

By Tim

If you have been waiting for some sales to get a hold of a Chuwi HiBook Pro or a Chuwi Hi12, today is your day! Gearbest is offering up both of these tablets at excellent prices!

The HiBook Pro model is available for $184 and the Hi12 for a mere $219! The HiBook sale ends in roughly 15 hrs and the Hi12 is available for 7 more days but only 100 units are available.

Lets put this in perspective, sure the new Chuwi  LapBook 12.3 can be found at a pretty good price also and is slightly larger than either of the aforementioned tablets and of course has a keyboard and SSD expansion capability.  But you would be looking at roughly $300-$400 if you find it on flash sale.

On the other hand you could get both the HiBook Pro and the Hi12 for $403, if you needed a 10.1 inch and a 12 inch device. Or you could purchase either one singly and have a ton of cash left for a keyboard/mouse/wireless ac adapter/microSD card.

Advantages and disadvantages:

  • The LapBook has a faster CPU, a slightly better display and more RAM.
  • The HiBook and Hi12 both have stunning displays and can store a lot of files with a microSD card. I personally have 39 GB free on my 64 GB microSD card.
  • The LapBook has a keyboard built in.
  • The HiBook and Hi12 both work with my LogiTech K480 keyboard or any other Bluetooth keyboard.
  • The LapBook is better for gaming!
  • No response to that except that I outgrew gaming when I became an adult…although the HiBook plays N.O.V.A. 3 quite well in Android…
  • The LapBook has decent battery life.
  • The Chuwi Hi12 will run all damned day, doing spreadsheets, image editing and watching YouTube videos. My original HiBook will last about 8 hrs max, but the Pro version has a larger battery.

So being this is sort of time sensitive, I am going to get this posted right now….I may edit it a bit throughout the day, but folks, now is the time to strike if you have been waiting for a low price on either the HiBook Pro or the Hi12!

That is all,

Tim

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